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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#9777 of 10740 Re: 2010 Civic Lx and HondaCare [rustum]
Sep 13, 2010 (8:04 pm)
The LX-S adds the following features to the LX:
16" 5-spoke alloy wheels (from the '06-'08 EX models)
Rear lip spoiler
Chrome exhaust tip finisher
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Sport black cloth interior with unique silver stitching '
For only $600 more, it makes a substantial difference in the overall look of the vehicle. Just to reinforce what a great value the LX-S upgrades are, I calculated the cost of adding the leather steering wheel cover, chrome exhaust tip, rear lip spoiler and alloy wheels (Genuine Honda parts/accessories)- $1699.71 not including installation!
All LX-S models have the Sport Black cloth interior instead of the Gray or Beige in the LX. Personally, I find the LX-S interior VERY ATTRACTIVE and much more appealing the standard-issue LX interior! Here are some of the best photos I've seen of it-
If you haven't sat in the LX-S and compared it to an LX, I highly recommend doing so.
4-wheel disc brakes vs. Front-disc/rear-drum setup
From the driver's seat, the real-world performance difference is negligible and imperceptible. In high performance vehicles, drum brakes can 'fade' and stops become longer after repeated and aggressive use causes them to overheat. But in a small sedan like the Civic, drums are more than sufficient to provide reliable, safe stopping power. As a bonus, long-term maintenance and replacement costs for the rear drums will be several hundred dollars less than for rear discs!
Traction Control, Stability Control....
Traction Control simply monitors the drive wheels (the front wheels on the Civic and 95% of other cars) for slipping or spinning during acceleration. If it senses a loss of traction, it temporarily reduces power to one or both wheels until it regains traction. I find that paying attention and using common sense when driving in slippery conditions works just as well...if I feel/hear a wheel spinning, I let off the gas pedal slightly- problem solved without the need of yet another electronic nanny to protect me from myself!
Stability Control (ESC) can reduce engine power and increase/decrease braking power to individual or multiple wheels to prevent loss of vehicle control. I would NEVER buy an SUV without ESC because it greatly reduces the chance of a rollover in a vehicle with a high center of gravity (top-heavy), but again I use common sense in lieu of an electronic system- I only buy cars that are inherently stable and have a low center of gravity, I reduce my speed when roads are wet and I check my tire pressure at least every few weeks...stability under control!
#9778 of 10740 Re: 2010 Civic Lx and HondaCare [igozoomzoom]
Sep 14, 2010 (10:05 am)
To me the stuff that would count is the audio control on the steering wheel, remote trunk release on the FOB, outside temp gauge, and one more 12v adapter. I didn't really care about the wheels or the exhaust tip. Those are just appearances not conveniences. This is why I opted for the LX and not spend the money for the options I didn't care about. Just my opinion. I love my LX.
Sep 14, 2010 (1:39 pm)
If they had this model available 4 years ago, I'd of jumped on it. Sat in a black LX-S at a local dealers lot & it's worth every penny! The seat fabric alone is worth the extra $. Love the spoiler & the alloys ...just looks more upscale. Thought of trading in on a new '11 LX-S, but not a prudent move financially. And with 24k on the odo, would be a very foolish move. But absolutely worth the extra dough!!!
#9780 of 10740 Honda Civic LX 2010
Sep 16, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Im looking Honda Civic LX 2010, in Southern Cali. can anyone give me some suggestion, OTD. Thanks
#9781 of 10740 Spreen Honda
Sep 17, 2010 (8:24 am)
My daughter moved to California (Riverside) recently and needed a car. I found Spreen Honda in Loma Linda on the internet and dealt with Jarod Stadelman. My daughter went to the dealership in June 2010 and tested different vehicles before deciding on a Civic. I ended up buying an LX for her for some $15100 (before taxes) which was some 2000 under invoice and $4000 under MSRP. No problems with the car so far (which I have never seen since I did the whole transaction by internet and phone.)
I would recommend Mr. Stadelman and Spreen Honda based upon my experience with them. They were easy to deal with and kept to their word.
Sep 17, 2010 (2:39 pm)
Looking out at the back of my '06 Civic today, I noticed how it resembled the rear end of the last generation Acura TSX, not a bad thing in my opinion. I've found many low mileage models around my area for a decent price. If it weren't such a stupid move to trade my car, I'd already have one parked on my side of the garage! But the requirement of premium fuel makes this a no sale unfortunately. I really like the luxuriousness of the TSX with the power seat and all, but not a wise move financially. I know how my Civic has been taken care of & driven but even with a CPO TSX, that would be a mystery to me. And at this point, I'm not willing to go there.
Once I retire later on this fall, then I might look into it even thouigh the wife would go ballistic. But I do plan to check out what's out there. that could be fun!
#9783 of 10740 Re: Acura TSX [sandman_6472]
Sep 18, 2010 (9:23 am)
I've thought the same thing many times. What a perfect step up from a Civic that would be, if they just still made them! The current TSX doesn't speak to me at all, although I'm sure it's a fine car.
Sep 18, 2010 (1:08 pm)
Too bloated if you ask me also & just doesn't fit the car. The last generation was so much nicer.
#9785 of 10740 Re: civic ex
Sep 19, 2010 (2:52 am)
I was given a quote for 2010 new Civic EX at $16,755 plus TTL plus doc fee. Does this appear to be a good deal?
#9786 of 10740 2010 civic dx-vp manual prices
Sep 19, 2010 (3:19 pm)
Hi, I'm thinking of getting 2010 dx-vp, the offer price is $14,816 (oes not include tax, title, tag, processing fees and accessories). It's actually already below TMV. My past experiences have been the opening price is always higher. So, this is something new and don't know where to start. Does anybody buy 2010 dx-vp manual recently and willing to share their purchase price?